NewSpring Staff

Angela Cheves

Marketing Director

Angela Wheat Cheves is a native Houstonian and proud of her roots in Spring Branch. She graduated from the University of Texas (Austin) with a B.A. in Art. She joined the MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project (formerly Children’s Christmas Card Project) in 1986. Her 29 year career focused on product development, sales and marketing leadership as the Associate Director. In 2018, she joined the Newspring staff to focus on marketing, community relations, administrative management and most importantly, to positively impact the Spring Branch community. Angela is a lifelong member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and also attends Chapelwood United Methodist Church with her husband, Doug Cheves. Together, they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Nadine Herrera

Visual Arts Director

Nadine Herrera grew up in Houston, is a graduate of Houston Baptist University, and has always enjoyed serving her community. She received her MBA in 2009 and after working for AT&T for 15 years, decided to leave the company to pursue her dream of helping others through a non-profit organization. In 2015, she accepted the position of Visual Arts Director which allows her to serve and support the students of Spring Branch through Newspring’s afterschool visual arts program. Nadine firmly believes that communication and good relationships with students and their families are the key to a successful after school program.

Linda Mota

Visual Arts Teacher

Linda obtained her BFA through Houston Baptist University and immediately jumped into the masters program of the same university. In 2016 she studied abroad during the masters program gaining a different perspective on art. After graduating with her MFA the following year she wanted to pass on all the things gained from school to students to broaden their artistic scope.

Jessica Nichols

Administrative Assistant

Jessica obtained her Masters of Arts in Romance Languages and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at Texas Tech University. Her bilingual skills are a welcome addition to our front office as she interacts with students and their families. Jessica works primarily with the Visual Arts program supporting the registration, marketing and administrative needs of the program.


Development Director